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Saturday September 26, 1970
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After walking Sal Bando in the eighth inning, Eddie Fisher was unable to control his knuckleball and uncorked three wild pitches to allow the Athletics to edge the Angels, 4-3. Vida Blue, who pitched a no-hitter against the Twins in his previous start for the A's September 21, was ejected from the game in the fifth inning for arguing with the umpires after being called out on strikes.

Blue left with a 2-1 lead, the A's runs coming on a double by Bando and a homer by Gene Tenace in the second. The Angels tied the score against Rollie Fingers in the fifth, but Tenace singled a run home for his third RBI of the game in the sixth. The Angels pulled even again in their half when Alex Johnson drove in Sandy Alomar with a pinch-single. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 4, California Angels 3

Game Played on Saturday, September 26, 1970 (Night game) at Anaheim Stadium

A's          0  2  0    0  0  1    0  1  0  -   4 10  0
Angels       0  0  1    0  1  1    0  0  0  -   3 11  0


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         5   0   0   0     0   1   .279      Alomar 2b             4   1   2   1     0   0   .252
Rudi lf               4   0   1   0     0   1   .311      J. Tatum cf           2   0   0   0     0   0   .239
  Hovley cf           1   0   1   0     0   0   .241        Gonzalez ph,cf      2   0   0   0     0   0   .270
Alou rf,lf            5   0   2   0     0   0   .272      Fregosi ss            4   0   1   0     0   1   .277
Mincher 1b            5   0   0   0     0   2   .246      Johnson lf            4   0   1   0     0   0   .326
Bando 3b              3   3   2   0     1   0   .263      Cowan rf              2   0   0   0     0   1   .269
Jackson cf,rf         2   0   0   0     2   1   .235        Johnstone ph,rf     2   0   1   1     0   0   .236
Tenace c              3   1   2   3     1   1   .290      Spencer 1b            4   1   1   0     0   1   .271
Green 2b              3   0   1   0     1   2   .190      Azcue c               3   0   1   0     0   0   .240
Blue p                2   0   0   0     0   2   .231        Rivers pr           0   0   0   0     0   0   .111
  Fingers p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .103        Egan c              1   0   1   0     0   0   .230
  Donaldson ph        1   0   1   0     0   0   .241        Perez pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Lewis pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Griffin 3b            1   1   1   0     0   0   .135
  Lindblad p          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Voss ph             0   0   0   1     0   0   .244
                                                            Ruiz 3b             1   0   1   0     0   0   .239
                                                            McMullen ph         1   0   1   0     0   0   .229
                                                            Wright pr           0   0   0   0     0   0   .178
                                                          May p                 1   0   0   0     1   0   .087
                                                            Allen p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            LaRoche p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .286
                                                            Reynolds ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .252
                                                            Fisher p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .100
                                                            Oyler ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .087

Totals               35   4  10   3     5  10             Totals               34   3  11   3     1   3

Time of Game: 2:49   Attendance:  7,063
Left on Base: A's 9, Angels 6
DP: A's 1, Angels 1
Doubles: Bando (19), Spencer (20)
Home Runs: Tenace (6)
Stolen Bases: Hovley (8)
Sacrifice Flies: Voss (5)
GIDP: Campaneris (5), Johnson (25)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Blue                    4     3   1   1   1   3   0  14   2.27
Fingers                 2     4   2   2   0   0   0   9   3.67
Lindblad W(7-2)         3     4   0   0   0   0   0  13   2.74
Totals                  9    11   3   3   1   3   0  36

Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
May                     5.2   5   3   3   3   6   1  25   3.99
Allen                   1     3   0   0   0   1   0   5   3.31
LaRoche                 0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   3.77
Fisher L(4-4)           2     2   1   1   2   2   0   9   2.94
Totals                  9    10   4   4   5  10   1  40

Passed Balls: Azcue (17)
Wild Pitches: Fisher 3 (6)

Umpires: HP - Art Frantz, 1B - Nestor Chylak, 2B - Russ Goetz, 3B - Don Denkinger


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris popped to first in foul territory;
Rudi made an out to second; Alou popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 1ST: Alomar grounded out (second to first); J. Tatum
grounded out (second to first); Fregosi struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Angels 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Mincher grounded out (second to first); Bando
doubled to left; Jackson flied out to left; Tenace homered
[Bando scored]; Green walked; Blue struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 2, Angels 0.

ANGELS 2ND: Johnson flied out to right; Cowan made an out to
first; Spencer was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 2, Angels 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris popped to first in foul territory;
Rudi struck out; Alou popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Angels 0.

ANGELS 3RD: Azcue grounded out (second to first); Griffin
singled to second; May walked [Griffin to second]; Alomar
singled to left [May to second, Griffin scored]; May was out
trying to advance to third and Alomar advanced to second
(catcher to third); J. Tatum flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Angels 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Mincher grounded out (first to pitcher); Bando
flied out to left; Jackson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 2, Angels 1.

ANGELS 4TH: Fregosi singled to center; Johnson grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Fregosi out at
second]; Cowan struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2,
Angels 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Tenace walked; Green singled to third [Tenace to
second]; Blue was called out on strikes; Vida Blue ejected by
HP umpire Art Frantz; Campaneris struck out; Rudi flied out
to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 2, Angels 1.

ANGELS 5TH: FINGERS REPLACED BLUE (PITCHING); Spencer doubled to
right; Azcue grounded out (first unassisted) [Spencer to third];
VOSS BATTED FOR GRIFFIN; Voss hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Spencer scored]; May grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Angels 2.

ATHLETICS 6TH: RUIZ REPLACED VOSS (PLAYING 3B); Alou grounded
out (third to first); Mincher was called out on strikes; Bando
singled to left; Azcue allowed a passed ball [Bando to second];
Jackson walked; Tenace singled to center [Jackson to second,
Bando scored]; ALLEN REPLACED MAY (PITCHING); Green struck out;
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3, Angels 2.

ANGELS 6TH: Alomar singled to center; GONZALEZ BATTED FOR J.
TATUM; Gonzalez flied out to left; Fregosi made an out to
second; Johnson singled to shortstop [Alomar to second];
JOHNSTONE BATTED FOR COWAN; Johnstone singled to left [Alomar
scored, Johnson to third, Johnstone out at second (left to
shortstop to second)]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3,
Angels 3.

ATHLETICS 7TH: GONZALEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); JOHNSTONE
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); DONALDSON BATTED FOR FINGERS;
Donaldson singled to shortstop; LEWIS RAN FOR DONALDSON;
Campaneris grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Lewis out at second]; Rudi singled to left; Alou singled
to second [Rudi to second]; LAROCHE REPLACED ALLEN (PITCHING);
Mincher struck out; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3, Angels 3.

ANGELS 7TH: LINDBLAD REPLACED LEWIS (PITCHING); Spencer flied
out to right; Azcue singled to left; RIVERS RAN FOR AZCUE; Ruiz
singled to right [Rivers to second]; REYNOLDS BATTED FOR
LAROCHE; Reynolds forced Ruiz (shortstop to second) [Rivers to
third]; Alomar made an out to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Athletics 3, Angels 3.

ATHLETICS 8TH: EGAN REPLACED RIVERS (PLAYING C ); FISHER
REPLACED REYNOLDS (PITCHING); Bando walked; Fisher threw a wild
pitch [Bando to second]; Jackson walked; Fisher threw a wild
pitch [Jackson to second, Bando to third]; Fisher threw a wild
pitch [Jackson to third, Bando scored]; Tenace struck out
(catcher to first); Green struck out; Lindblad grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 4, Angels
3.

ANGELS 8TH: HOVLEY REPLACED RUDI (PLAYING CF); ALOU CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); JACKSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF);
Gonzalez flied out to right; Fregosi grounded out (pitcher to
first); Johnson flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 4, Angels 3.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Campaneris flied out to left; Hovley singled to
right; Hovley stole second; Alou singled to right [Hovley to
third, Alou out at second (right to first to shortstop)];
Mincher grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 4, Angels 3.

ANGELS 9TH: Johnstone grounded out (second to first); Spencer
flied out to center; Egan singled to third; PEREZ RAN FOR EGAN;
MCMULLEN BATTED FOR RUIZ; McMullen singled to center [Perez to
second]; WRIGHT RAN FOR MCMULLEN; OYLER BATTED FOR FISHER; Oyler
flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 4, Angels
3.



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